Best Destinations for Horse Riding in the World (part 1)

Instead of opting for a five-star hotel, go back to nature on a horse riding trip for a true wilderness experience and explore the backcountry on a multi-day adventure. Ride through steep mountain passes, lush forests, and crystal-clear rivers on a sure-footed horse, sipping coffee brewed over the fire, and sleeping under a blanket of stars. This is the purest form of horse riding!

You can go horse camping anywhere there is nature and horses are allowed. But there are some of the world’s best places that really stand out.

1. Mongolia

There is a Mongolian proverb “A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without the wings.” In fact, horses are  central to life in Mongolia, and its horses outnumber its human population.

Join a horse riding trip in Mongolia and let its horses guide you through the contrasting landscapes of the country. You will have the chance to visit some of the world’s most isolated regions, from the wilderness in the north to the Gobi Desert in the south and the vast steppes in between. Enjoy one of the world’s last surviving horse cultures, in which just little has changed since Genghis Khan’s conquest. Immerse yourself in the country’s nomadic way of life and discover how an entire empire was won on horseback.

When planning a horse riding trip in Mongolia, remember that the country has a harsh climate. Summers are short while winters are long and cold. So, the best time to have a horse riding trip in Mongolia is between June and September.

2. USA

There’s no better way to experience the backcountry of the Western United States than on horseback. The perfect time to go on a horse riding trip in the US is summer months, and the best destinations for a multi-day adventure in the saddle are the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and Utah.

It is great to ride an American Quarter horse deep into the Rocky Mountains, through wilderness areas and natural parks, cooling off by glaciers and alpine lakes, against an awe-inspiring background with snow-capped peaks.